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Az Air Ventures Upcoming Events
Let us know if you are interested in attending any of these events and would be interested in crewing.

Glendale Glitters Glow January 12, 2019

Downtown Glendale, AZ

1.6 million LED lights, More than 60 - 80,000 people

Why We Attend:  It's hard to get a perspective of these 8-story giants until they are close to buildings, then you realize just how large a 90,000 cubic foot balloon really is.  We attend this event because we love the coordinator, Bob Romaneschi, and enjoy talking to the crowds while they get in our basket.

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Kanab Balloons and Tunes February 15 - 17, 2019

Kanab, Utah

50+ Hot Air Balloon Pilots,  12 Bands

Why We Attend:  Kanab is just fun!  And it is a beautiful place to fly next to the red rocks which are sometimes dusted with snow.

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San Juan River Balloon Rally June 14 - 16, 2019

Bloomfield, NM


Why We Attend:    This will be our first year attending this event.  Our friend, Debbi Waltman recommended this event which is supposed to be a nice place to fly and a fun rally.


American Freedom Fest July 4 - 6, 2019

Provo, Utah  CELEBRATING ITS 34TH YEAR!

25,000 Spectators 
25 Balloons

Why We Attend:  Provo puts on an amazing 4th of July celebration and Curt, Susie, and the Bramble family make the balloon event extra special for pilots.  We love spending time at this rally and enjoying our Utah friends.

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The Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic Aug. 29 - Sept. 2, 2019

Boise, ID

Over 40 Balloons

Why We Attend:  2018 was our first year to be invited to attend this rally and we were instantly hooked.  It's a long way to travel, but the flying is challenging as they call Boise the City of Trees.  In addition, the hospitality of Scott and Laurie Spencer is awesome.  

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Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta: October 5 - 13, 2019

Albuquerque, NM
DAWN PATROL

Over 500 Balloons!

Why We Attend:  One of the largest events in the world, we have been attending since 2007 as crew and since 2016 as pilots.  This will be Greg's first year flying Dawn Patrol each day so we are super excited.

Events for the week:
Mass Ascensions both Saturdays and Sundays and Wednesday 
America's Challenge  -- This gas balloon race continues to break ballooning distance records. 
Special Shapes Rodeo Thurs.  & Fri. -- These unique events showcase some of the most uniquely shaped balloons at our event in an AM flight
Special Shapes Glowdeo Thurs & Fri,  -- These unique events showcase some of the most uniquely shaped balloons at our event in a PM glow. 
Twilight Twinkle Glow Sat. , Balloon Glow Sun. , and Night Magic Glow Sat.  -- At twilight the burners of tethered balloons are ignited, illuminating the night with colorfully glowing envelopes that guests can wander amongst before enjoying the AfterGlow Fireworks show.
AfterGlow™ Fireworks Both Saturdays, Sun., Thurs. & Fri.-- Following each glow event the night blooms with the most spectacular firework show in the state. 

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Leon Mexico Nov 15 - 18, 2019

Leon, Mexico

200+ International Balloons

Why We Attend:
  This is a challenging flight but truly rewarding event.  Immersed in a completely different cultural environment, we love the experience.  We have had the same crew both times we attended and look forward to seeing them each year.  The crowd is like no other and the traffic in trying to chase is bumper to bumper.

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Arizona Balloon Classic January 24 - 26, 2019

Goodyear Ballpark

9th Annual Arizona Balloon Classic

Why We Attend:  This is a fun rally because it is close to home so many of our friends in Phoenix and our crew from Safford can attend.

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Springville Art City Days Balloon Fest June 6 - 8, 2019

Springville, Utah

Why We Attend:  The Springville event is run by Greg's instructor and mentor, Kent Barnes.  It's always fun to fly in Utah where we spend time with many of our friends.


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Sevier County's Eyes to the Sky Balloon Festival June 21 - 23, 2019

Salina, Utah


30 Hot Air Balloons 

Why We Attend:  We absolutely LOVE the coordinator, Josh Lewis and his family.  This is a great rally with friendly pilots.  This will be Susan's first rally to fly this year so we are super excited.

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Great American Duck Race Aug. 24 - 25, 2019

40th Annual Great American Duck Race
Deming, New Mexico

Why We Attend:  This was the first rally we ever attended as pilots/owners and it seems so fitting for Just Ducky to make this his inaugural rally.  It is close to home so a lot of our crew get to attend a rally and enjoy being around other balloons, pilots and crew.

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The Great Reno Balloon Race Sept.6 - 8, 2018

Reno, NV

DAWN PATROL

80+ Hot Air Balloons

 Why We Attend:  One of our very favorite rallies.  Greg is honored to have learned to be a Dawn Patrol pilot under the tutelage of Tim Taylor.  He now dawns the sky before the sun rises to be one of a small group to put on the early morning show.  We return to the field, propane, and still have time to fly again during mass ascension.

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2019 Balloon Page Regatta Oct. 31 - Nov. 3, 2019

Page, AZ

Why We Attend:  One of the prettiest places to fly, Page offers small-town hospitality, a large lake and outdoor activities, and fabulous slot canyons for which to aim.  There is nothing more satisfying and exhilarating than to skinny your balloon down to the bottom of a red rock canyon and get out to take some great shots.

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Red Rock Rally Dec. 6 - 8, 2019

Gallup, New Mexico

100 Balloons
39th Red Rock Rally

Why We Attend:
  This is one of the most unique flying experiences because you can actually shimmy your balloon up and down the side walls of the sandstone canyons.  After ascending to the top of the mountain, you are greeted by spectators who have hiked up to there to wait for you.  Also unique is the chase and the canyons only connect with one small dirt, and sometimes muddy, road.

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